Brookings India think tank experts say, Now is not the right time to draw down U.S. troops in Somalia, contends @VFelbabBrown: Election in Somalia, Ethopia instability chaos engenders Somalia.Thus weaken the various struggling anti-Shabab forces and strengthen the jihadists.
President Trump has ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia “by early 2021,” in just the latest major military policy decision being taken in the final days of the Trump administration.
Somaliland government has welcomed the withdrawal of US troops from Somalia.
US secretary of defense Christopher Miller had visited Somalia’s capital Mogadishu November 27, ahead of US troops withdrawal. US Africa Command commander Stephen Townsend accompanied Miller to meet US ambassador to Somalia Donald Yamamoto- Africom confirmed.